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In this paper you will learn about the different legal aspects regarding abortion You will learn about the laws regarding abortion prior to the United States Court Ruling in the Roe vs Wade case the outcome of the Roe vs Wade case as well as the future battle over abortion access in the United States Included will also be state bills created to overturn Roe vs Wade and some proposed anti-abortion laws We will also compare and contrast Canadas view with the United States view All in all this paper will give you a general view of how abortion became legal and the obstacles ahead of us as a society in either keeping it legal or overturning it to make it illegal Abortion is a widely talked about topic Although most controversy over it did not occur until the Roe vs Wade case in 1973 there were many things going on in regards to the topic prior to In order to go any further one must understand what was happening prior to 1973 because that was not the first major step in the abortion issue In the late 1940s and early 1950s experts estimate that there were between 200000 to 13 million illegal abortions in the United States annually In 1953 the book Sexual Behavior in the Human Female by Alfred Kinsey says that nine of out ten premarital pregnancies ended in abortion and that twenty-two percent of married women had an abortion while married In 1955 the medical director of Planned Parenthood Mary S Calderone organized a conference called Abortion in America and the volume was published in 1958 In 1960 the American Medical Association observed that laws against abortion are unenforceable and therefore endorsed the liberalization of abortion laws Pat Maginnis founded the womens rights based group for Humane Abortion laws in 1962 On February 13 1965 the New York Times endorsed the laws reform Also during 1965 the Griswold vs Connecticut
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